This section provides the various bibliographical references and links to the content throughout the website.



By Title

  • Tautiniai rūbai ir juostų raštai.  LSS JAV atlantos Rajono Tautinio Lavinimo skyrius, New York, 1968. (In Lithuanian.)

  • Išeivijos dailė. Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, VIlnius, 2003. (In Lithuanian.)

  • Lietuvių tautiniai drabužiai. “Alkos” leidykla, VIlnius, 1994 (Pasaulio lietuvių dainų šventė, Lietuva, 1994). (In Lithuanian.)


By Author

  • Balčikonis, Juozas, Audinių raštai. Vilnius, Valstybinė politinės ir mokslinės literatūros leidykla, 1961. (In Lithuanian.)

  • Galaunė, Petras, Lietuvių liaudies menas. Jo meninių formų plėtojimosi pagrindai. L.U. Humanitarinių mokslų fakulteto leidinys, Kaunas, 1930. (In Lithuanian.)

  • Glemžaitė, Mikalina, Lietuvių tautiniai drabužiai. Vilnius, Valstybinė politinės ir mokslinės literatūros leidykla, 1955. (In Lithuanian.)

  • Jonynas, Vytautas-Aleksandras, Anastazija Tamošaitienė. Romuva/1000 Islands Publishers Ltd., Gananoque, 1989 (Summary and captions in English.)

  • Kulpavičienė, Nora, red./ed. Lietuvių tautodailės institutas išeivijoje. LTI/Danaitis Associates Inc.,Toronto, 2000. (In Lithuanian.)

  • Šatavičiūtė-Natalevičienė, Lijana, Antanas Tamošaitis – Gyvenimo ir kūrybos kelias. Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, Vilnius, 2003. (In Lithuanian.)

  • Tamošaitis, Antanas and Anastasia, Lithuanian National Costume. LTI/ Time Press Litho, Toronto, 1979. (In English.)

  • Tamošaitis, Antanas, Lithuanian Easter Eggs. LTI/Litho Art Ltd. Toronto, 1981. (In English.)

  • Tamošaitis, Antanas and Anastasia, Lithuanian Sashes.  LTI/Danaitis Associates Inc., Toronto, 1988. (In English.)


LITUANUS-Lithuanian Quarterly Journal of Arts and SciencesVolume 40, No.1 – Spring 1994 ISSN 0024-5089

Art by Lithuanians, in Lithuania and abroad.
The Folk Art Association of Lithuania has 3000 members in 7 chapters across the country and publishes a biannual publication with some English text.
Lithuanian Museum-Archives of Canada/Kanados lietuvių muziejus archyvas.
The website of the Lithuanian Museum of Art in Lemont, Illinois, near Chicago.
Vilniaus Dailės akademija/ Vilnius Art Academy “Židinys” Gallery.  A gallery and museum dedicated to the work of Antanas and Anastazija Tamošaitis.
This site is in Lithuanian and English and presents Baltic but chiefly Lithuanian ethnic culture, architecture, folk art, folkloric symbolism, the Baltic zodiac,  ornamentation, music and other fields, with photos of actual artifacts.
This site, created to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the name of Lithuania, historically first mentioned in the Quedlinburg Chronicles (in 1009), contains a virtual exhibition of a millennium of Lithuanian cultural heritage, preceded by a general introduction to Lithuania with a map and a multitude of interesting facts. There is a special section on Textile Patterns.
For weavers, by  Kati Meek, author of Reflections from a Flaxen Past, for Love of Lithuanian Weaving

© 2024 The Lithuanian Folk Art Institute. All Rights Reserved. 

Donna Druchunas Bio

An artisan specializing in knitting. She taught a knitting workshop at the LTFAI AGM several years ago and fell in love with the organization. Not only is she a prolific author of knitting books, with “The Art of Lithuanian Knitting” under her belt, but she’s also the creative genius behind our social media presence.

Donna weaves her magic into our online world, managing the LTFAI Facebook page with finesse. Donna has also enlightened us with her workshops and riveting LTFAI Talks.

Past Talks
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Traditional Crosses in Lithuania:
Lithuania is sometimes called the land of crosses. Crosses and unique pillar shrines with various sculptures have been an integral part of the Lithuanian landscape for several hundred years.  They represent not only religious symbolism but national identity especially in times of repression.  We will look at and discuss the amazing wooden carving and iron work of this important folk art and touch on the well known Kryziu Kalnas (Hill of Crosses) site in Lithuania.

Wool (Vilna):
Wool Crafts in Lithuania: Although linen features prominently in Lithuanian folktales and folk songs, we rarely hear about wool. However in the cold climate working with wool was an integral part of daily life forrural villagers in Lithuania. Small farms were self-sufficient; little or no money was needed to supplement the household’s home production. All the women and girls in a family spun, wove, knitted, and felted wool to create all of the households woolens.

Easter Palms (Verbos)
History and Significance of Verbos in Lithuanian Life: Palm Sunday is an important part of the Easter tradition. Learn about the history of decorated palms and get to know the customs and decorative techniques specific to Lithuania. (Please note, this is not a hands-on workshop.)

Black Ceramics (Juoda Keramica)
History and use of black ceramics in Lithuania: The tradition of black ceramics has been documented in Lithuania for centuries. Although eventually falling out of favour due to other pottery techniques, Lithuania is one of the few places that still make this beautiful pottery. Learn about the history, techniques and artistry of black ceramics.

Amber (Gintaras)
Gintaras – Our Golden Heritage: Gintaras, or Amber, has been important to Lithuanians and Baltic people for millennia. Important in terms of culture, art and symbolism. Learn about various aspects of Amber to bring you to a new and better understanding and appreciation of this beautiful “golden stone”.

Easter Eggs (Marguciai)
History and Significance of Easter Eggs in Lithuanian Life: The egg has long been seen as a symbol of fertility and life. Learn about the role of decorated eggs in ancient and modern times. Get to know the customs and decorative techniques specific to Lithuania.

What is an LTFAI talk?

We are excited to launch our online LTFAI Talks. We hope to have a series of talks on topics that are relevant to Lithuanian folk art. These are lectures, not workshops, that will provide interesting information for anyone interested in folk art.

They will be from a half hour to a full hour in length with time for discussion at the end.

Each LTFAI Talk is free but you have to register to get an invitation to the session.

Giles Bugailiskis Bio

Raised in the Lithuanian community in Hamilton, Ontario. He moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, to attend university and was a long-time board member of the Lithuanian Canadian Community there and now serves as the resource person for inquiries about the Lithuanians in Manitoba. Giles has over 30 years of experience in municipal heritage conservation planning and public outreach, having retired as the City of Winnipeg’s Senior Planner for Heritage. He is also a current member of the LTFAI Board.

Ramune Jonaitis Bio

Ramune is a translator and editor, who worked with the Canadian Lithuanian Weekly Tėviškės žiburiai as managing editor for over 20 years.

She is also an artisan who makes mosaics and jewellery using Lithuanian motifs and amber. She is a long time member of LTFAI and has recently served on our board. She learned tapestry-weaving from Aldona Vaitonienė, a master weaver in Toronto, Canada.

Testimonials: My first ever tapestry. I am an artist so I did a little extra with the beads and wire cord to hang. It reminds me of a dress so I had fun with that thought. 😉

I think you did an excellent job with the workshop, especially for those of us with no experience weaving. I have already ordered yarn. The colors in this piece was whatever my friend gave me as I was not able to go out shopping. Newsletter Sign Up

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